Druckguss Westfalen relies on Kuka for the automation of 15 die casting systems as well as for the loading and unloading of six CNC machines. With these new processes the foundry is laying the foundation for production in the sense of Industry 4.0 and increased efficiency.
Semantic interoperability is considered key for the implementation of Industry 4.0. Standardized and secure communication from the field device to the cloud is no longer a vision, but a reality that can be implemented with the help of OPC UA. In this article you will learn what this open communication standard is all about.
Industrial Internet systems based on cloud-based IoT platforms will significantly advance the use of Big Data in industry. They unlock existing data sources and provide them for efficient centralized evaluation, which enables more qualified decisions to be made.
Industry 4.0 - a term that has fallen more often in recent years than most other. At leading trade fairs such as the Hannover Messe, the topic has been playing a central role for a long time. But what does industry 4.0 actually mean? We explain the concept.
Since 2003 the NEWCAST Awards have been awarded at every NEWCAST. In a celebratory ceremony Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, awarded the trophies to Impro International Ltd, DGH Sand Casting Corporate GmbH & Co. KG and Feinguss Blank GmbH.
The warm air heater RBW sets standards in energy efficiency, sustainability and low operating costs in hall heating, with innovative condensing technology. The decentralised heating units, mounted under the ceiling, suction the rising heat from the hall, filter it and lead the cleaned air past a stainless steel combustion chamber to heat the air to the desired room temperature. Inside the new heat exchanger, a turbulent flow of the exhaust gases is continuously generated and thereby ensures an optimised heat exchange. The efficiency of the system (based on the calorific value) increases to more than 106% - an increase of over 10% compared to conventional decentralised systems!
The best remedy for high noise pollution is to reduce the noise at the source, such as the machine. One measure is enclosure with a complete, sound-insulating cabin, which quite effectively separates the noise from the rest of the room. For this, wall and ceiling panels made of sheet steel are also insulated with mineral wool filling, so as to significantly reduce the noise level. Depending on the use of the machine, fleece or foil coverings are also used as drip protection or as a shield against moisture and oil separator for noise-insulating cabins.
Nowadays almost every industrial manufacturing process in which water is used needs a professional water treatment. Industry and trade demand a consistently high water quality. Water is not only one of the most precious resources, but different tasks are involved from cooling water through process water to rinsing water. For the removal of certain ingredients and fulfilment of strict specifications, appropriate treatment technology must be installed because there are different quality standards for the water used depending on the industry.
Oils, light liquids and heavy liquids represent an enormous potential hazard for water. On the other hand, they offer, due to their specific physical properties, the advantage that they can be separated by mechanical separation systems from water unlike other substances. The separating effect of light liquid separators is based on the different specific weights of various liquids such as oil and water.